Kenneth B. Johnson
Plant pathology with emphasis on disease ecology, pathogen detection and integrated management strategies.
Description of Research
My research is concerned with understanding how variability in environment and in host and pathogen populations affects the development of plant disease. Our research results contribute to the development of integrated disease control strategies. Recent projects have been concerned with control of fire blight in organic pear and apple, epidemiology of blackberry rust, rapid detection of bacterial pathogens on seeds and flowers, and utilization of systemic acquired resistance for enhancement of plant health.
Research Group Members
Faculty Research Assistants/Associates
BOT 350 INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PATHOLOGY
BOT 552 PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT
BOT 550 PLANT PATHOLOGY